Healthy turkey sausage and shrimp jambalaya

Hi friends! How’s the day going so far? So happy you liked the playlist! Lots of good stuff on there. 🙂 New post up on the Family page if you’d like to check it out. 

It was a lovely day for barre,

Barre o clock

(when your socks are kind of crooked but fixing them = bending over. haha) 

a green juice from the Mad Beet

Public lemny

(Public Lemony, which had lemon, apple, ginger, spinach, celery and cucumber)

Mad beet

and a much-needed trip to the chiropractor. My hips are feeling amaaaazing right now. (<—reminds me of this)

Before my appointment, I wandered into this cute shop in PB. I could have spent hours in there and can’t wait to go back! It was filled to the brim with decor, jewelry, clothing, art and beachy trinkets. I’ll definitely be back in there wandering around. (I wish I could remember the name of it but it was on Garnet just a few shops down from Mad Beet. Something warehouse.)

Pb shop

Today I have an AWESOME recipe to share with you! Like I mentioned before, I’m making a conscious effort to cook more at home, especially since my appetite has been off. I’ve found that simple throw-together type recipes seem to work well, and some of the results have been surprising. I thought a turkey and shrimp jambalaya would be a good dinner option, and it turned out way better than I expected. Liv absolutely loved it, too, so I’ll call it a dinner win. 

Healthy Turkey and Shrimp Jambalaya

Here’s the recipe if you’d like to give it a whirl.

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Healthy turkey and shrimp jambalaya
Yields 6
A savory and protein-packed dinner option, which is a breeze to cool together in one pan.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 sweet onion
  2. 3 tomatoes, chopped
  3. 3 cloves of garlic
  4. 1 red bell pepper, diced
  5. 12 oz turkey sausage, chopped
  6. 10.5 oz cooked brown rice (I used the 60-second pack from Trader Joe's)
  7. 8 oz uncooked shrimp (defrosted if needed)
  8. 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  9. 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  10. 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  11. 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  12. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. 1. In a large skillet, heat some olive oil to medium heat and add the onion, garlic, bell pepper, tomatoes and turkey sausage. Season well with salt and pepper. Stir often and cook until the turkey sausage is browned, about 7 minutes.
  2. 2. Stir in the rice and mix well.
  3. 3. Next, add the shrimp and seasonings. Cook the shrimp for 1-2 minutes per side until opaque.
  4. 4. Add salt and pepper as needed.
Notes
  1. We enjoyed ours with a side of red beans and a fresh green salad!
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PS. Does jambalaya make anyone else think of Mrs. Doubtfire? 😉

xoxo

Gina

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. So excited to try this for dinner later this week – I love a good jambalaya! And yes, it does make me think of Mrs. Doubtfire

  2. Brittany Coppelli says:

    This recipe looks awesome, might try this next week for the family. BTW, the shop on garnet is called Pangea Outpost 🙂 love that store!

  3. Haha! I was thinking Mrs Doubtfire this morning when you mentioned it. P.S. that 60 second brown rice from TJ’s is the bomb.

  4. i’m sorry to be that one to point it out, but it’s kinda funny 😀
    in your recipe… “a breeze to cool together..” it’s like we’re on the beach! 🙂 well wait, you may be haha but i am in ohio…

  5. Looks so good! I love jambalaya!

  6. Christine says:

    Just curious – how do you make your red beans? I would love to use beans as a side more often, plus anything I can make that I can also feed to my 8 month old is a win!

  7. We are DEFINITELY a jambalayt, so we usually make a family in this house. My husband likes all things spicy, which I don’t, so we usually make it not super spicy and he adds a ton of Tabasco.

  8. This recipe seems so easy and delicious! I can’t wait to try it. And I looove stores like that…ones with all sorts of goodies and trinkets. I could be in there for hours!

  9. Mmmm this looks so tasty!

    And those socks = adorable. Are they barre socks? (It’s normal to want to do different types of workouts because of the cute clothes associated with those workouts, right? :))

  10. I love jambayla, but I recently gave up meat. I doubt there’s any vegan/vegetarian alternative that would do it justice.

  11. i just went to the chiropractor too and i feel oh so good.

  12. Thank you for this great recipe share. It looks really tasty while being healthy at the same time. I love when people do healthy makeovers of normally fattening food.

  13. Your bump at the barre is so cute! I hope you are feeling great. Recipe looks amazing!

  14. Stephanie says:

    It’s called Pangaea Outpost. There used to be a very similar and way better (with more art and less cheesy stuff) next to the Starbucks in Newport in OB, but it closed a couple years ago. They are great places for gifts!

    • Fitnessista says:

      thank you for letting me know! bummer that the one in OB closed. i liked looking at all of the knick knacks 🙂

  15. That juice sounds delicious!!

  16. Just made this tonight and it was great! Subbed zuchinni and mushrooms for the peppers and they worked well. Thanks for sharing!

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